SK Doyle, Tentulia: A company called Village Agrotech blocked the flow of water by constructing a culvert inside the resort at Tentulia in Panchagarh. Due to this, houses and agricultural lands of two villages in Magurmari area were affected by waterlogging and about five thousand people of the two villages were affected. Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Sohag Chandra Saha rushed to Dafadar Para and Magurmari Chowrasta villages of Devnagar Union after receiving information from locals on his mobile phone. On Tuesday afternoon, he blocked hundreds of acres of cropland from being damaged due to waterlogging. It is learned that a company called Village Agrotech constructed its own culvert in Dafadar Para and Magurmari crossroads area of Devnagarh Union by blocking the normal flow of water inside their area. As a result, several acres of agricultural land in the area was submerged in rain water. And the water started rising in the house. The matter was reported to the company authorities but no action was taken. Later, they informed the Upazila Nirbahi Officer Sohag Chandra Saha on Tuesday afternoon. After receiving the news, UNO accompanied by local chairman Chheleman Ali visited the resort of Village Agrote in Dafadar Para village. He later instructed the authorities to restore the normal flow of water as there was a risk of crop damage and flooding of houses due to drainage. Breaks down unplanned culverts to regulate normal drainage. Locals complained that the people of the two villages had been trapped in the rainy season for about five years. The reason was thought to be Village Agrotech Limited's own culvert. Rainwater flowed from the north to the south, but obstructed the normal flow of water by constructing several small culverts in front of the road bridge near the main gate at Village Agrote. As a result, the common man suffers every monsoon season. Asaduzzaman, a resident of the area, said Village Agrotech constructed the Carlwat in an unplanned manner by closing the drains and carlwat that had been in the drainage of several villages for a long time. The surrounding agriculture and houses were submerged. Later UNO Mahadaya solved the problem by standing wet in the rain. This saved our crop land. Sadequl Islam, a resident of Magurmari area, said that more than 100 houses in two villages were flooded only because of the company. The village roads have been flooded due to lack of drainage in the last few days. Besides, crop lands have been submerged. In advance, paddy seeds and saplings were submerged, causing extensive damage. The water has started receding since evening. Devangarh UP Chairman Chleman Ali said, "When I saw thousands of people trapped in the water, I informed UNO Mahaday." He later visited the spot and made arrangements for drainage. Upazila Nirbahi Officer Sohag Chandra Saha said, "We see that the normal flow of water has been disrupted due to some installations of Agrotech Limited." We broke down a bridge of the company, now the normal flow of water is going on. We will move towards a permanent solution in the future by discussing with the company and the locals.